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Disable Low Diskspace Notification

By: Arie Slob

When a hard disk is running out of disk space, Windows will occasionally pop up a warning message in your system tray. Nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it's just not possible to adjust the free space on the disk (by deleting/removing files). For example when you have your Windows paging file on a separate hard drive, and you have Windows use that drive to capacity for the page file. Low Diskspace Notification

To disable the low diskspace notification:

  1. Start the Registry Editor
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer \
  3. Right-click an empty space in the right pane and select New > DWORD Value
  4. Name the new value NoLowDiskSpaceChecks
  5. Double-click this new value, and enter 1 as it's Value data
  6. Close the registry editor
  7. Log off, or restart Windows for the changes to take effect

Note: This will turn of the Low Diskspace warning on all your drives!

You could also disable the balloon tips, as discussed here. If you leave the Low Diskspace notification enabled, but disable the balloon tips, you will only get the occasional icon popping up in your notification area, but without the balloon full of text.

Low Diskspace notification

This is one of the functions performed by:

Tweaking Toolbox XP